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Posts tagged ‘cute’
I knitted this ‘Prowling Cats’ Cowl using the double knitting technique in the round on a circular needle. I found following the chart for the cat motifs a lot easier in the round than when using this technique for my ‘Cosy Sheep’ Cowl, which was knitted flat on two needles.
When knitting in the round you read every row of the chart from right to left. The first stitch of each pair is knit in the colour shown on the chart whilst the second stitch of the pair is purled in the opposite colour, this applies to every row! So a lot less confusing than knitting flat, when odd rows are worked the same as in the round, but for even rows you read the chart from left to right and have to remember to knit the first stitch of the pair in the opposite colour to that shown and purl the second stitch in the colour shown.
I have now published the pattern which you can find in my online shops:
I’ve been doing a lot of Fair Isle (stranded) knitting recently and have come up with the following designs. The written patterns include instructions for knitting flat on two needles with a seam at the back and knitting in the round on a circular needle with no seaming necessary. The patterns can be found in my online shops – see sidebar.
On a whim yesterday I decided to use an old Fair Isle pattern from my machine knitting days to make a hand knit egg cosy! I wrote up the pattern today and would like to share it with you here Fair Isle Chicks Egg Cosy
These cute Fair Isle Chicks look gorgeous decorating an egg cosy for your Easter breakfast table, however they could also be used on any number of projects – hats, mittens, scarves and so on.
You could also use the cosy to cover chocolate eggs for the children as an Easter surprise!
The cosy is an easy and quick knit, an ideal first Fair Isle project, why not make more than one using different colour combinations.
I’ve been knitting lots of hearts today and wanted to share the pattern with you: Knitted Hearts
The hearts are a quick make, knit in garter stitch with increases and decreases used to shape them.
They could be used as appliques to embellish garments and accessories or as decorations, photo props, confetti, etc.
Use different yarn weights to make larger or smaller hearts.
Just wanted to share some of my early morning photos from the last week or so. They feature The Hoot Family and The Chicks looking cute in the frost and, on one occasion, the snow!
Been taking some up to date photos of The Chicks amongst flowers, which I can’t resist buying or picking. Seem to be spending too much time behind the camera and not enough knitting at the moment!